Available from ELSEVIER Digital Press
Also available from Eyrolles the french edition
This work presents and compares various options regarding server architecture from two separate points of view: first, that of the information technology decision-maker who must choose a solution matching company business requirements, and second, that of the systems architect who finds himself between the rock of changes in hardware and software technologies and the hard place of changing business needs.
Different aspects of server architecture are presented, from databases designed for parallel architectures to high-avaibility systems, touching en route on often neglected performance aspects.
René's book will answer the following questions critical to server architecture design, implementation, and management and more...